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Average Weather in Volgograd Russia

In Volgograd, the summers are warm and partly cloudy; the winters are long, freezing, windy, and mostly cloudy; and it is dry year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 14°F to 87°F and is rarely below -6°F or above 98°F.

Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Volgograd for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 3.5 months, from May 22 to September 7, with an average daily high temperature above 74°F. The hottest day of the year is July 27, with an average high of 87°F and low of 66°F.

The cold season lasts for 3.8 months, from November 18 to March 13, with an average daily high temperature below 37°F. The coldest day of the year is February 3, with an average low of 14°F and high of 25°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in VolgogradJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMNowNowfreezingfreezingcoldcoldcoolcoolwarmhotvery coldvery cold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (5,485 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Volgograd (view comparison).

Clouds

In Volgograd, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Volgograd begins around April 29 and lasts for 5.6 months, ending around October 16. On July 21, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 16 and lasts for 6.4 months, ending around April 29. On February 6, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 75% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 25% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in VolgogradclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jul 2177%Jul 2177%Feb 625%Feb 625%Apr 2951%Apr 2951%Oct 1651%Oct 1651%NowNowclearmostly cloudyovercastpartly cloudymostly clear
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

Volgograd does not experience significant seasonal variation in the frequency of wet days (i.e., those with greater than 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation). The frequency ranges from 10% to 18%, with an average value of 13%.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation in Volgograd changes throughout the year.

Rain alone is the most common for 10 months, from February 26 to December 31. The highest chance of a day with rain alone is 18% on June 24.

Snow alone is the most common for 1.8 months, from January 1 to February 26. The highest chance of a day with snow alone is 7% on January 23.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in VolgogradsnowrainJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jun 2418%Jun 2418%Aug 1810%Aug 1810%Feb 2611%Feb 2611%NowNowrainsnow
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Volgograd experiences some seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from March 22 to December 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 22, with an average total accumulation of 1.2 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.4 months, from December 10 to March 22. The least rain falls around February 5, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Snowfall

We report snowfall in liquid-equivalent terms. The actual depth of new snowfall is typically between 5 and 10 times the liquid-equivalent amount, assuming the ground is frozen. Colder, drier snow tends to be on the higher end of that range and warmer, wetter snow on the lower end.

As with rainfall, we consider the snowfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Volgograd experiences some seasonal variation in monthly liquid-equivalent snowfall.

The snowy period of the year lasts for 4.4 months, from November 11 to March 23, with a sliding 31-day liquid-equivalent snowfall of at least 0.1 inches. The most snow falls during the 31 days centered around December 30, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.3 inches.

The snowless period of the year lasts for 7.6 months, from March 23 to November 11. The least snow falls around July 20, with an average total liquid-equivalent accumulation of 0.0 inches.

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall

Average Liquid-Equivalent Monthly Snowfall in VolgogradsnowsnowJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 in0.2 in0.4 in0.6 in0.8 in1.0 in1.2 inDec 300.3 inDec 300.3 inJul 200.0 inJul 200.0 inMar 230.1 inMar 230.1 in
The average liquid-equivalent snowfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average rainfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Volgograd varies extremely over the course of the year. In 2020, the shortest day is December 21, with 8 hours, 16 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 16 hours, 10 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in VolgogradJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 7 minMar 2012 hr, 7 minMar 2016 hr, 10 minJun 2116 hr, 10 minJun 2112 hr, 11 minSep 2212 hr, 11 minSep 228 hr, 16 minDec 218 hr, 16 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 3:58 AM on June 16, and the latest sunrise is 3 hours, 56 minutes later at 7:54 AM on January 1. The earliest sunset is at 4:05 PM on December 11, and the latest sunset is 4 hours, 3 minutes later at 8:09 PM on June 25.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Volgograd during 2020.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in VolgogradJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 163:58 AMJun 163:58 AM8:09 PMJun 258:09 PMJun 25Dec 114:05 PMDec 114:05 PM7:54 AMJan 17:54 AMJan 1daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2020. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The perceived humidity level in Volgograd, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 1% of 1% throughout.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in VolgogradJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Mar 10%Mar 10%Jul 102%Jul 102%comfortablecomfortabledrydry
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

Wind

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in Volgograd experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from November 20 to April 22, with average wind speeds of more than 10.4 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 12.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.0 months, from April 22 to November 20. The calmest day of the year is July 27, with an average hourly wind speed of 8.4 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in VolgogradwindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph2 mph4 mph6 mph8 mph10 mph12 mph14 mph16 mph18 mphFeb 2812.3 mphFeb 2812.3 mphJul 278.4 mphJul 278.4 mphNov 2010.4 mphNov 2010.4 mphApr 2210.4 mphApr 2210.4 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Volgograd varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.2 months, from January 31 to June 6; for 4.0 days, from August 21 to August 25; and for 2.9 weeks, from November 15 to December 5, with a peak percentage of 38% on February 28. The wind is most often from the west for 1.0 months, from June 6 to July 7; for 2.7 months, from August 25 to November 15; and for 1.8 months, from December 5 to January 31, with a peak percentage of 35% on June 25. The wind is most often from the north for 1.5 months, from July 7 to August 21, with a peak percentage of 32% on July 25.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in VolgogradWEWNWEWJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNowwesteastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Volgograd throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Volgograd for general outdoor tourist activities is from late May to early September, with a peak score in the third week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Volgogradbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.37.30.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Volgograd for hot-weather activities is from early July to mid August, with a peak score in the last week of July.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in VolgogradJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.37.30.00.0NowNow precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

The growing season in Volgograd typically lasts for 6.1 months (186 days), from around April 11 to around October 15, rarely starting before March 23 or after May 6, and rarely ending before September 26 or after November 2.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Volgogradgrowing seasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%50%Apr 1150%Apr 1150%Oct 1550%Oct 1590%May 690%May 690%Sep 2690%Sep 2610%Mar 2310%Mar 2310%Nov 210%Nov 20%Dec 140%Dec 14Jul 24100%Jul 24100%NowNowfrigidfreezingvery coldcomfortablewarmhotcoolcold
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

Based on growing degree days alone, the first spring blooms in Volgograd should appear around April 22, only rarely appearing before April 13 or after May 2.

Growing Degree Days

The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 3.5 months, from May 4 to August 19, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.8 kWh. The brightest day of the year is July 6, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 3.6 months, from October 27 to February 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 2.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 19, with an average of 0.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in VolgogradbrightdarkdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhJul 67.0 kWhJul 67.0 kWhDec 190.9 kWhDec 190.9 kWhMay 45.8 kWhMay 45.8 kWhAug 195.8 kWhAug 195.8 kWhOct 272.1 kWhOct 272.1 kWhFeb 172.1 kWhFeb 172.1 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Volgograd are 48.719 deg latitude, 44.502 deg longitude, and 161 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Volgograd contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 446 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 180 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (610 feet). Within 50 miles contains significant variations in elevation (922 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Volgograd is covered by artificial surfaces (81%), within 10 miles by grassland (33%) and cropland (28%), and within 50 miles by grassland (54%) and cropland (33%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Volgograd, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Volgograd International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Volgograd.

At a distance of 13 kilometers from Volgograd, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Volgograd according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.